I’m going to admit something. I was wrong about the Bugaboo Bee.
When I first saw the Bee, I thought the Bugaboo folks had lost their collective minds. It might have been the “most compact Bugaboo stroller”, but that didn’t make it compact enough to sneak into the coveted lightweight stroller category. No, it was decidedly mid-size, an unpopular, neither-here-nor-there category that was slowly dying out. And sure, the reversible seat was nice, but it was so complicated. I congratulated them on the new product launch, but privately I had my doubts that the Bee would fly.
My husband, on the other hand, saw in the Bee something I didn’t. He brought one home before a family vacation and insisted we bring it along for the trip. By the end of the week, I was a convert. The Bee is bigger than an umbrella-fold stroller, but the range of functionality and the incredible handling and steering are an easy trade off. Of all the strollers we own (and I’ll admit we have a few), the Bee is the one we use most.
So not only was I wrong, but my husband was right. Ouch.
With the 2010 Bugaboo Bee Plus, Bugaboo addressed a lot of the complexities in the initial design, and the response has been really good. If you’re in the market for a small (or medium size) stroller, this is really worth a look. One test drive and you’ll see what I mean.